Monday, July 2, 2012

My Favorite

Migraine Awareness Month: #30 "Blogger’s Pick"

I’m a few days late, but the blogging challenge prompt for June 30th was to choose your favorite blog post from any of this month's prompts from someone else's blog to share with us, and tell us why it's your favorite.

This one was almost too difficult to choose. There have been some amazing posts this past month, but the standout to me was Steph’s “Shaking in my Boots” post about her fears of feeling “pointless, useless, and wasting (her) life” This is a fear that I share, and that I could have blogged about myself for this prompt. The fear of feeling purposeless is a strong one for a chronic migraineur. Steph writes that she fears she’ll die “unfulfilled, alone, and desperate.” I am fortunate to be surrounded by my wonderful family, good friends, and a great husband, and I don’t worry about being alone so much, but I worry about being unfulfilled in a lot of ways, and the desperation of dealing with migraines and all the anxieties, depression and fears they provoke can’t be avoided.

She writes that she tries not to dwell on her fears and has been working on overcoming them, and feels a great feeling of success every time she does. I can relate to everything she writes. While I don’t deal with the immediate sense of anxiety that she writes about, I do deal with a lingering depression. Every time I come out of a bout of serious depression, I feel like I have a conquered another mountain. It takes a great deal out of me, but yet, I feel a sense of accomplishment to have made it to the other side. I imagine this is similar to the feeling she feels when she writes, “Every time I do something that scares me, I grow a little bigger inside.”

Steph’s post touched me, and I am glad she participated in the blogging challenge.

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.

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